eider duck

NOUN
  1. duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females
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  • Football Hole, just around the corner, is a small sandy bay that's perfect for a picnic while you watch turnstones, oystercatchers and female eider ducks that bring their crèches of ducklings here to learn crab-catching skills.
  • The lines of supporting buoys have been adopted by cormorants, gulls, guillemots, eider ducks, oystercatchers and even the odd heron.
  • Nomith lost the top spot after he was unable to spell "eiderdown," the down of the eider duck, used as stuffing for quilts and pillows. azcentral.com | news
  • A haven of small islands and bars of land looking out towards the sea, the place is a paradise for birdwatchers harbouring geese, eider duck, grouse and eagle.
  • Predation is known to be an important source of mortality in eider ducklings, particularly during the first three weeks after hatch.
  • Polar bears, walruses, seals, whales and ocean-going birds like eider ducks and loons call the Arctic Ocean home. Bush-era Policies
  • Out to sea lie the treacherous Little and Halliman Skerries, and at low water groups of gregarious shags often congregate on these flat rocks drying their outstretched wings, while eider ducks can be seen dunking for the bivalve mussels.
  • I also spent some time watching Eider ducks, the drakes easily distinguished by their white plumage and both species have a beak which resembles somebody with a huge ‘Roman nose’.
  • The particular larva around which a mussel pearl forms lives in its adult stage in the eider duck.
  • Mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite variation in the eider duck (Somateria mollissima) indicate stepwise postglacial colonization of Europe and limited current long-distance dispersal. Effects of climate change on the biodiversity of the Arctic
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